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Nov 9, 2018, 4:23 PM
My fellow Jews, It’s the first Shabbat after a bloody US midterm election campaign. Truth be told, it’s been a bloody few years. A cancerous tumor has infected World Jewry, tearing at the fabric from every corner – American vs. Israeli,...
Nov 7, 2018, 10:20 PM
It takes two to divide
This god of ours has a wicked sense of humor. It keeps playing the same joke on us over and over and over again. It can’t get enough. No matter how many times we repeat the cycle, it still...
Nov 5, 2018, 6:13 AM
FYI: British Left hates Jews – won’t condemn Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Dear America, I know it’s been a tough week, especially for Jews. Whenever you’re feeling down keep this in mind: It could always be worse. You could be living in the UK, where the British Left hates Jews so much – all this...
Nov 3, 2018, 10:54 PM
America is Playing with Fire
America has been on this new road in history for almost 3 years now. Europe started however many years earlier and is that much further ahead. In Europe it was a slow, steady stream with short bursts that amplified it. There...
Oct 28, 2018, 11:59 AM
Israel or Diaspora? – Part 3: The only realistic solution
I wrote this a few days before the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. The intention was to highlight the only realistic solution for Israel, not the Diaspora. Now I'm starting to believe it's for both. (More about America's anti-Semitic tumor...
Oct 27, 2018, 7:37 PM
Israel or Diaspora? – Part 2: How it is when Politics is Religion
We can talk about how it should be, or we can talk about how it is. To pay lip service to the former, Jews all over the world deserve a say in Israel’s religious affairs. I’d even say a vote....
Oct 26, 2018, 7:08 PM
Israel or Diaspora? – Part 1: It’s the Jews who are fighting
For the first time in its history, Diaspora Jewry is feeling increasingly let down by its relationship with Israel. Some would even say slighted – and rightfully so – while others might call them a freier (sucker). But the...
Oct 19, 2018, 7:58 PM
Israel may be the world’s most liberal democracy
How do you define democracy? Does it mean free and fair elections with universal suffrage – one person, one vote – and nothing more than that? Or should it also mean a free press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion,...
Oct 11, 2018, 6:17 PM
Open Letter to Gilad Erdan: Let her in. Let them all in.
Dear Minister Erdan, I wish to commend you on the fine job you’ve been doing as Public Security Minister. With all the external threats we face on a daily basis, Israel has continued to remain an incredibly safe place internally,...
May 21, 2018, 9:44 PM
‘They Just Want to Return Home’ + 7 Other Lies You’re Being Told about Gaza
When President Trump was reported to be talking about ‘shithole’ countries, he was probably imagining something a bit fancier than Gaza. Make no mistake, Gaza is as poor and desperate a place as there is on planet Earth. The...
Yoni Leviatan (in chronological order of passports and professions) is a British-born, American-raised, Israeli-blooded
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